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Armchair

1975
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)


Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 76.8 x 54.6 x 57.8cm (30 1/4 x 21 1/2 x 22 3/4in.) Other (Seat height): 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1976.111

Medium or Technique

Walnut

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Armchair w/ sculpted seat. Squared back stiles w/ rounded corners sweep back toward feet and crest in single curve. Wide contoured crest, flush w/ top of stiles, rounded on back. Sculpted arms sweep down and out from below crest, extend beyond rounded and tapered front legs, terminate in point. Exposed joinery.

Inscription

Inscribed on underside of seat: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 195 f.A.C.C. / No. 73" [sic]

Provenance

1975, commissioned from the artist for the MFA's Please Be Seated program. (Accession date: April 14, 1976)

Credit Line

Purchased through funds donated by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Gillette Corporation

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.